Arukaino Umukoro

Umukoro contributes from Nigeria,

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Imagine those American kids on Youtube
Really meant it when they sang
‘I want to be a Nigerian so freaking bad’
Cos Bruno Mars now lives in Yola.

Since the world woke up to the news of the anti-government revolts in these African countries, a likely scenario in Africa’s most populous country has been a major discourse across internet forums and social media platforms among many Nigerians…

The many issues confronting the country nonetheless, Nigeria remains a powerful global brand worth trillions of dollars, unlimited natural resources, millions of hectares of fertile lands, over 350 languages and 150 million industrious, determined people…

This is not just the summary of how Arsenal wasted their chance of becoming Premiership Champions for the 2007/08 season. It is a literary reminder of one of football’s most important lessons…

The waiting game continues for Nigerian football. Once, again, the once revered Super Eagles couldn’t even fly in the African Cup of Nations. So much for naming big African teams after powerful animals…

Rewind. Then press play. Two moving pictures stand out as box office hits in the last days of 2007: the tragic death of Benazir Bhutto and removal of Nuhu Ribadu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

Africa’s Fastest man, Olusoji Fasuba, carried the pains of many disgruntled Nigerian athletes when he refused to celebrate with the country’s flag in Algiers, raising fears of another star defection…